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Why Lenovo’s new meeting-room system is the talk of the town

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Welcome to the wide world of meeting-room systems. Videoconferencing is hot, and the world’s most powerful hardware makers are all vying for a piece (or more) of your customer’s tech budgets.

In return, these hardware suppliers offer varying degrees of connectivity, ease of use, and purpose-built hardware. All promise to virtually connect users no matter where they are on the planet.

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FPGA: coming soon to a server near you

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Virtual assistants: the platform race is on!

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The world of virtual assistants is about to get even more interesting. Voice-recognition and voice-processing technologies are advancing quickly, bringing Star Trek-worthy functionality.

Voice-controlled virtual assistants can now be found in myriad devices, including mobile phones, PCs, automobiles, even refrigerators. The race is on to create the perfect virtual-assistant platform, one that can appear in, and communicate with, as many devices as possible.

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Intel Core X + Optane memory = high-end gaming

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If your enthusiast gaming customers are hungry for the ultimate performance, Intel’s new Core i9 X-series processors could be just what they’re looking for.

Intel has been in the process of rolling out its Core X-Series processors since the beginning of the summer. The most powerful of these — an 18-core behemoth called Core i9-7980XE (Extreme Edition) — should be available for purchase on Sept. 25 for just under $2,000.

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Will the new 8th Gen Intel Core CPUs help you refresh older PCs?

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Last week Intel officially launched its 8th Generation Core processor family, codenamed Coffee Lake, from Oregon, just hours before the solar eclipse. First to hit the market will be a quartet of mobile chips.

Looking for help refreshing your customers’ older systems? Intel says its new 8th Gen Core processors can provide a performance improvement of up to 40%, delivering a 2x performance boost over PCs built 5 years ago.

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Intel’s NUC mini-PC gets specific

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Dell, LG offer cool curved monitors for customers with deep pockets

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VR-ready PCs are coming! Just be ready to pay the price

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Intel Compute Card, shipping in August, offers big power in tiny format

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After years of development, Intel has managed to shrink the humble PC to fit in a pocket. The company calls it the Compute Card.

It’s a logical follow-on to Intel’s mini-PC platform, a small desktop computer called the NUC (short for Next Unit of Computing). Introduced in 2012, the NUC has shrunk over the years, becoming smaller and smaller. The last version was just 4 inches squared.

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Smart, connected homes need smart, hi-speed networks

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Are you ready for the truly connected home? In just a few years, the average smart home will contain as many as 50 connected devices, according to Intel.

These devices will become part of the Internet of Things (IoT). They’ll add to a global network of intelligent, connected devices that is changing the way we live and work. It’s also a potential business opportunity for smart solution providers.

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